Posts Tagged ‘Brunch’

Shareholder Only Shopping Day & Brunch Begins

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

Good morning!

The brunch lines are open, the juice and coffee are flowing and the shoppers are already picking out the jewelry, watches and gifts they want to take home.

Welcome to Borsheims’ Shareholder Only Shopping Day!

Here are a few reminders for the day:

– We have brunch from now until the food is gone (we have a lot of food!)

– The brunch and bar are in both the mall and the tent.

– The tent also has our wonderful musical entertainment later.

– The games begin around 1pm. Here is information on how you can play.

– Did you know we have a special salesman working today? Of course you did. Read all about Crazy Warren here.

– We have plenty of  spectacular souvenirs for you to take home. Check out some of our big ticket items and some of our Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia before you go.

Happy shopping, eating and playing! Enjoy your last day of Berkshire Hathaway shareholder weekend!

Berkshire Shareholder Shopping Day is here!

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Aaah…. we love shareholder shopping day!

Sunday is my personal favorite day of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend.

Friday night is fun, but a little on the wild side.

Saturday is fun, but most of the action is at the CenturyLink Center.

Sunday is great. We have food, drinks, plenty of entertainment and great shopping. It’s the perfect combination!

Here are some quick links to remind you about today.

Our Entertainment (chess, bridge, magician and table tennis)

Our Band (The Potash Twins are back again)

Our Refreshments (brunch and open bar)

Our Salesman (aka “Crazy Warren”)

The best day yet starts at 9am! See you then!

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Brunch at Borsheims

Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Our caterers are hard at work today preparing your brunch for tomorrow morning.

It is always delicious!

The set up will be the same as it was Friday night for the cocktail party. There will be a buffett line inside Regency Court in the southwest hallway. There will be another buffett in the tent in our parking lot.

And again – because it is a bit chilly this year – our tent is heated and has doors. It was nice and toasty in there on Friday night. I’m sure Sunday morning it will be lovely in there once again.

The food tables and the bar will open at 9am on Sunday. I know several shareholders will come early to stake their place in line, but we usually have plenty of food all the way through the morning and early afternoon.

See you there!

Make your Restaurant Reservations for Berkshire Hathaway weekend

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

I’m sure by this point, out-of-towners have already booked their flights and hotels. Everyone should now focus their attention to making restaurant reservations for the weekend. With more than 35,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders here for the weekend, the restaurant scene can be a little packed.

We are a great resource for that! Check out our restaurants section on our website… under Around Omaha or by clicking here.

We categorized the restaurants by cuisine and location in town.

Of course, you should plan on eating at Borsheims during our Friday shareholder cocktail party and Sunday’s shareholder-only brunch. They are free to all shareholders.

Nebraska Furniture Mart offers a barbeque for shareholders on Saturday for a $5 fee.

One of Warren Buffett’s favorite steakhouses, Gorat’s, has a Berkshire Hathaway shareholder-only day on Sunday. The opened for reservations on April 1, so they may already be booked. You can try them at 402-551-3733.

One of Warren’s other favorite steakhouses, Piccolo’s, is taking reservations as well. Their number is 402-342-9038.

Happy eating!

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Brunch starts at 9am

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Good morning! Are you ready for one more day of Berkshire fun???

The Borsheims shareholder-only shopping day and brunch begins at 9am. We have a big spread of food both inside the mall and out in the tent. People usually start lining up early for food, so there’s quite a line at the beginning (but if you can hold off for a while, the line does get much shorter after about 10am).

We’re ready for you to do your shopping, too! Although we’ve made some great sales already this weekend, we have plenty of jewelry, watches and gifts left in the cases for you to peruse.

See you soon!

How to Play Chess, Bridge for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Each year, Warren Buffett brings in several professional game players for his shareholders during the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ weekend. They’re all at Borsheims during the Sunday brunch and shareholders’ only shopping day. Here’s how you can participate in the fun!

Bridge is set up in the center court of the mall, right outside Borsheims mall entrance. Anyone is welcome to play starting at 11am (but a basic knowledge of bridge is helpful). Bridge champions Sharon Osberg and Bob Hamman will arrive at 1pm. Warren Buffett has sat down and played several hands of bridge in past years, but we do not expect him to play this year. Bill Gates has also played in the past, but he doesn’t ever let us know ahead of time if he’ll be here.

Bridge rules: 4 players must be present to start a game (if someone doesn’t have a party of 4, they may wait to join other solo players); tables are filled on a first come first serve basis. There is a waiting list if the tables are full, but the guest must be present at time of opening to play or their name will be removed from the list; there isn’t a time limit; no substitutes are allowed during game play.

Players also will need to sign up if they wish to play two-time U.S. chess champion Patrick Wolff. He plays six people at once, all while blindfolded! Chess is tucked just to the east of Williams Sonoma in the side corner on the way to Paradise Bakery. Sign up will begin at 11am and sign up will occur in the bridge area. The first 6 players to sign up will get the chance to play Patrick. We take additional names in case any of the first 6 are a no-show. Players must be present at 1pm (a few minutes earlier would be best) when Patrick will show up. A television monitor will be set up for spectators to see the plays. It’s really an amazing thing to watch!

The world-class magician, Norman Beck, is also in center court just outside of Williams Sonoma. He does his tricks for whomever is present. There are a handful of chairs available for people to sit down if they choose.

Remember, there will be a game registration table set-up just inside the bridge area. This is where guests can sign-up to play chess and come to play bridge. Hope to see you there, and good luck against the pro’s!

Borsheims without the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011
You out of town shareholders may not realize this, but Borsheims is a large jewelry store with plenty of space to roam and shop during the other 362 days of the year! (We love having each of you here, but know that 40,000 shareholders in the store during one weekend can get a little tight!)

So… how about seeing what we look like on a non-Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholder weekend kind of day?

We actually have a parking lot in front of the store... not just a large party tent.

Inside the store, without thousands of shareholders, you can almost see from one entrance to the other.

In Regency Court, there's room for sitting and listening to the piano when it's not packed with shareholders, bridge tables and bars.

Berkshire Sunday Brunch

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

Berkshire Brunch BuffetGood Morning Berkshire Shareholders,

And what a beautiful morning it is. Sunny and not a cloud in the sky, we are expecting a high of 73 degrees today. I hope that you are enjoying your stay in Omaha, and that you will stop by Borsheims today for the final day of the shareholder’s weekend. We have many exciting activities going on this morning and this afternoon. Right now, a delicious brunch of is being served both in the courtyard and in the party tent. The party tent is also enjoying the musical stylings of Notes of the Round Table, a Jazz Combo from local Party Tent for BrunchWestside High School. And, of course, we will be offering deep shareholder discounts on thousands of jewelry and watches in the Borsheims store all day.

The crowds are beginning to build inside the Regency Courtyard in anticipation of the afternoon’s activities and a visit from the Oracle of Omaha, Warren Buffett. This year we have a lot of exciting entertainment. It all begins at 1 p.m. In the courtyard of Regency Court, two-time U.S. chess Champion Patrick Wolff will be playing against several opponents at once, probably blindfolded. We plan to project the games on a large screen to make it easier for everyone to see.

Jazz GuitarWe have also invited magician Norman Beck back this year to befuddle and astound the crowd. One big change this year is the addition of top-ranked junior table tennis player Ariel Hsing. She joined us in 2007 and we are happy to welcome her back again! And of course anxious to watch her challenge Mr. Buffett. Table tennis matches will be held in the courtyard, where bridge was held last year.

See at the brunch,
Bill, the blogger

MEDIA MEMBERS: Schedule of Events, Credential Info for Borsheims

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

More than 40,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders are expected to gather at Borsheims Fine Jewelry & Gifts in Omaha this weekend as part of their company’s annual meeting festivities. It is expected to be the largest crowd ever for the event, which has been held at Borsheims for the past 21 years.

Joining the crowds for the weekend? Here’s your guide to what’s happening at Borsheims April 30 to May 2.

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Berkshire Shareholder Weekend Entertainment Pt. 2

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Hello Berkshire Weekenders,Jazz Combo: The Band, Westside HS

On Sunday morning of the Berkshire Weekend (May 2nd), we invite you to wind down with us. As always, Borsheims will host a delicious brunch starting at 9am along with a day of shopping and shareholder discounts.

This year we are proud to announce that the brunch will feature entertainment from the Notes of the Round Table jazz band, a student run jazz group from the Westside High School Jazz Program. They are a selective group of student musicians that have worked with notable musicians including: Wynton Marsalis, Eric Mariental, Bela Fleck, Chris Vadala, Allen Vizzutti, Mike Vax and many more. Many of these student musicians have been part of the Nebraska All-State Jazz Band for the past three years.

We have enjoyed the musical stylings of Westside High School Jazz groups in the past, including the band pictured above from 2008

See you soon,

Bill, the blogger